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Aug 15, 2013 10:00am PDT
in time all america can really do is ask for restraint on both sides. certainly keep our fingers crossed that the bloodshed will end and that the military will respect human rights. >> if we wait and we keep our fingers crossed and we ask for restraint, u.s. officials as we understand until the very last minute before this crackdown were reaching out to their counterparts in egypt asking for that very restraint but they were ignored. so do we have an influence? keeping fingers crossed doesn't seem like it is going to cut it anymore. >> no, it's tragic we don't have greater influence. about the only thing we have right now is the threat of cutting out military aid. quite honestly, a number of us in the senate were willing to give the president the flexibility prior to the august recess. when we come back in september if events don't improve dramatically, i don't think there is going to be any choice than to basically force the hand of this administration and cut off military aid to egypt. >> should he have made that call today? should hathat have been the decision now? >> first, i don't t
MSNBC
Aug 9, 2013 10:00am PDT
race in america's history and that is about getting everyone excited now about what i hope will be that moment in 2017 when we all get to say madame president to hillary clinton. >> emily's list, a democratic political action committee supporting women in politics is hosting the madame president town hall and joining me now from des moines is casey hunt. thank you for being with us. clearly hillary clears the field among those who want a democratic woman in the white house. it's interesting. she referred to bill clinton as a great leader but said i don't want my daughter near him. she later apologized but one of the earliest obama supporters in the obama/clinton rivalry. she's now clearly one of the leading democratic senators, leaders nationally spearheading this today. >> absolutely. she was sort of the face, the draw for this emily's list event in des moines. who knew we would be in des moines at this point in 2013. here it is starting again. i spoke to mccaskill after the event and we talked about president obama and the fact that she had endorsed him in 2008 because th
MSNBC
Aug 12, 2013 1:00pm EDT
americans behind bars in this country. there's been an 800% rise in the number of inmates across america in that 30 plus year period. it's an issue they hope to accomplish fixes to, isn't it? >> yes. you are talking the total incarceration levelslocal, state and federal prisons. the u.s. leads the world in incarceratio incarcerations. the trend has been coming down. he's, in essence, riding the trend and hoping for support in congress. what he's announcing is strictly an executive action. he's hoping it will help to lead to broader consensus in congress. he notes there's beginning to be some republican support for this. we have heard pushback from law enforcement people saying just having the law, the mandatory minimums on the book with the realistic chance of using them helps to get pleas, helps to negotiate pleas. there's always the question about what percent of the prison population is the low level offenders. that is a kind of a hard number to nail down. people who are opposing mandatory minimums say it's roughly half of the drug offenders. a quarter of the federal prison population
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